Book Giveaway: The Mindfulness Colouring Book

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You have to love that we’re giving away a coloring book for adults, right? The Bastyr University Bookstore is featuring this lovely activity book PLUS a set of 12 colored pencils to one of our subscribers. Sweet!

The Mindfulness Coloring Book:  Anti-Stress Art Therapy for Busy People

by Emma Farrarons

In The Mindfulness Coloring Book, accomplished illustrator Emma Farrarons presents 70 intricate and beguiling patterns to help you color your way to tranquility. Here are flowers, leaves, butterflies, and birds alongside rolling waves and kaleidoscopic designs.

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Book Giveaway: The Drunken Botanist

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The Bastyr University Bookstore has offered up this fascinating book for one of our  subscribers (either those that imbibe or are just curious about imbibing)!

The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart

Ms. Stewart explores the dizzying array of herbs, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi that humans have, through ingenuity, inspiration, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform into alcohol over the centuries.

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Book(s) Giveaway: How to Love/How to Eat

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The Bastyr University Bookstore is collaborating with Cookus Interruptus to give away one of these intimate books to two subscribers!

These friendly, pocket-sized books from Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh are rich with the simple lessons we tend to forget in our hurry up, multi-task world.

How to Love

Nhat Hanh brings his signature clarity, compassion, and humor to the thorny question of how to love and distills one of our strongest emotions down to four essentials: you can only love another when you feel true love for yourself; love is understanding; understanding brings compassion; and deep listening and loving speech are key ways of showing our love. Continue reading

Book Giveaway: Food as Medicine

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The Bastyr University Bookstore has offered up this fascinating book for one of our curious subscribers!

Food as Medicine: The Theory and Practice of Food by Todd Caldecott

Are you mostly Kapha, Pita or Vata? Do you know? Based on these three basic models of “being”, traditional Ayurvedic medicine addresses individuality and uses food to tweak imbalances. I have used Ayurvedic practices in my own health for many years. This time-honored practice of medicine makes sense and works! Continue reading

Lavender Bergamot Bath Salts

IMG_0722Homemade gift! Encourages stress relief. Terribly easy to make. Lavender for relaxation. Bergamot (the unique flavor in Earl Grey Tea) is both relaxing and uplifting.

  • 3 cups Epsom salts
  • 2 cups sea salt
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup cosmetic clay*
  • 8 drops essential lavender oil
  • 8 drops essential bergamot oil

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Combine salts, soda and clay in a large bowl and mix until even. Add oils a few drops at a time, spreading the drops throughout. Mix again. Put salts in clean glass jars. Use anywhere from 1/2-3/4 cup per bath.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Makes 6 cups

*aka China clay, ceramic clay, kaolin clay. Used in the mix to keep salts from sweating and clumping.

Book Giveaway: Theo Chocolate

CONTEST CLOSED. THANKS EVERYONE. Oh my goodness. The LOVELY folks at local chocolate masters, Theo, are providing a divine holiday giveaway for Cookus Interruptus subscribers.

First there’s this gorgeous book of chocolate recipes. Both sweet and savory delights, along with the fascinating story of how North America’s first organic and Fair Trade chocolate factory came to be (and why they are so passionate about how their chocolate is made).

But that’s not all! The winner will also receive TWO baking bars (85% dark chocolate and 70% dark chocolate) and a box of nibs! Win win and (chocolate) WIN! Continue reading

Book Giveaway: The Nourished Kitchen

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The Bastyr University Bookstore has offered up this lovely for one of our lucky subscribers!

The Nourished Kitchen: Farm-to-Table Recipes for the Traditional Foods Lifestyle Featuring Bone Broths, Fermented Vegetables, Grass-Fed Meats, Wholesome Fats, Raw Dairy*, and Kombuchas

This cookbook from Jennifer McGruther, author of the popular website Nourished Kitchen, features over 160 recipes .  The traditional foods movement is a fad-free approach to cooking and eating that emphasizes nutrient-dense, real food, and values quality, environment, and community over the convenience of processed, additive-laden products that are the norm on grocery store shelves. Continue reading

Book Giveaway: Cooking through Cancer Treatment to Recovery

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The Bastyr University Bookstore has offered up this new book written by two of our alums, Dr. Lisa Price and nutritionist Susan Gins, who saw a need and filled it beautifully.

The book offers over 100 quick and delicious recipes that provide nutrients essential at each stage of treatment while avoiding pro-inflammatory foods such as processed sugars, dairy, and gluten that may increase side effects. The recipes in this user-friendly cookbook: Continue reading

Book Giveaway: Zero to Five

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Zero to Five

70 Essential Parenting Tips Based on Science
(and What I’ve Learned So Far)

“The coolest–and easiest–book for new parents” –Parents magazine

“You could read 34 parenting books on sleep, eating, potty training, discipline, and brain development. Or you could read Zero to Five: 70 Essential Parenting Tips Based on Science. Tracy Cutchlow cuts to the chase, summarizing the best scientific research in bite-sized chunks. One tip per page + beautiful photographs = cool + easy.”

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